Thursday, October 02, 2014

Today's Blind Items - Kindness

This actor has been in so many different projects and is probably B- at this point although there was a time not that long ago that he actually was the lead in a big box office release. He looks more like a character actor and he has been playing the same type role forever. As a teen in a great comedy to what he does now. He just has that look. Anyway, he was filming a show in a college town in the northwest and during filming ran into some college students and heard the story about a friend of theirs who had to leave college because the parents of the student made too much money to qualify for loans but didn't have any money to pay for college. The student was working two jobs to try and save enough for another semester and had been working two or three jobs the entire time they had been in school. When our actor heard about the student he met them and then also talked to a couple of administration people at the school and long story short is going to pay the tuition and room and board for the student for the remaining two years of school they have left before they graduate. Our actor makes a good living, but this is still a pretty large expense he has taken on and a very happy ending for the student and a lot of good will for the show to come back to town and film again.

68 comments:

Tricia S said...

Sinise

Crash Diego said...

Michael Cera

Seven of Eleven said...

I want this to be Matthew Broderick. I love Ferris Bueller.

MontanaMarriott said...

I don't know why I am feeling John C. Reilly for this

Lady Heisenberg said...

Biggs?

Tricia S said...

Or
Buschemi

T. E. Cuz said...

buschemi my guess too

MontanaMarriott said...

Although not sure what Enty means by
"As a teen in a great comedy to what he does now"?

Kno Won Uno said...

Is this a sentence: "As a teen in a great comedy to what he does now" ?

Crash Diego said...

It means Cera never hit puberty.

Lady Heisenberg said...

Or Vince Vaughn

FSP said...

I like happy endings

Dena said...

Judge Reinhold is filming something, and according to his IMDB he has had a fuck ton of work done on his face!

sandybrook said...

Ray Liotta? Someone like that.

Kno Won Uno said...

So, it's someone who, as a teen, was in a "great comedy". Great comedy play, TV show, film?
This is like a very, very bad party game.

Beetlejuice said...

Andrew McCarthy

kelli_girl said...

John Cusack

Lady Heisenberg said...

Whoever did this is a saint to me. I worked a really stressful job from 7am-3pm M-Fs and went to school all night as an undergrad. It breaks my heart hearing my students who are busting their asses with work while still getting straight As. One of my favorites just came into my office crying and admitted that she's been living in her car. Seriously, bless this dude.

Beetlejuice said...

They acted when they were teenagers?

Jonathan Andrew Sheen said...

It's really not that hard: From when he was a teen in a great party right on through the present, he's been playing essentially the same sort of role.

How is that too baffling to comprehend?

MISCH said...

Now that's a good use of money…

T. E. Cuz said...

he means that he started off/first hit it big as a teenager when he starred in a great (i take that to mean highly thought of) comedy (movie, tv, etc)

to

what he does now (may or may not be the same style of work)

just my impression.

sugarbread maker said...

Ferris buehler. Was a teen in a great comedy and he played ferris in a car commercial last year.. People always only know him as ferris even though War Games was the shit!!!
Yeah Matthew pay it forward. .

plokzy said...

I can totally see Cera doing this. Anybody read the story of him continuing a friendship with a wrong txt/number? That was so un-Hollywood and... Human... That I can see him doing this

Cake said...

Ralph Macchio

Kno Won Uno said...

Grammar, Sheen. Why is it too difficult for Enty to employ? Type like a grown up, FFS.

Jessi said...

The only one that seems to make sense to me is Michael Cera. He plays the same character, was on Arrested Development (comedy), and more recent lead role hit for Superbad. Others guesses just don't add up.

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CoBe said...

Heartbreaking. It infuriates me that the US doesn't do more to help students.

Steven Flores said...

This seems like Michael Cera, from what I heard he's a super nice, down to earth person and goes out of his way to help people . It's funny that some people confuse him with Jesse Eisenberg since they were in the same kind of movies and everyone says Jesse is a super creep who thinks he's smarter than everyone else and comes off as very arrogant

Crash Diego said...

The answer to this question is who would show up on Portlandia. Cera.

Lady Heisenberg said...

Yup! This kind of thing is so common. Oh...and Fuck student loans. Germany just abolished tuition fees by the way.

The Know-It-All said...

Sounds like someone is banging a college student.

Gayeld said...

That was my first guess, too.

Jwill said...

Shia?

sugarbread maker said...

Shia has been playing a douche in every movie but I don't think he has the wherewithal to do this.. I think he has other priorities. .

Tina Mallette said...

What is throwing me off is the use of the word "show" what film actor works on "a show" though it says this actor does different projects so is that TV show, is it a TV show that changes location, or could it be some documentary series or some other kind of show like maybe Discovery or something? Is there a film actor who meets the rest of the description but also works on that kind of show.

Now I realized I was thinking of the dude from Lost, Dominic, he has some show about dangerous critters but then he wouldn't fit the rest of it right?

Terri said...

Just to be different, Jason Bateman

Alice Tate said...

Bill Paxton. Was a teen in Weird Science.

Jeneral said...

Michael C. Hall

Tricia S said...

@alice...I loved your guess...and I love Bill Paxton., but he's filming a mini series in Texas...

Renoblondee said...

This is awesome!

Angela said...

Christopher Mintz-Plasse. McLovin' from Superbad. Has also been in Role Models, Kick Ass, and Neighbors.

rosie riveter said...

So cool

M. Brown said...

Fast Times at Ridgemont High or thst era sprang to mind. A character type actor like nerd, anxious, etc but who once had a lead in a big film. Otherwise supporting and B- but works steadily. Judd Rheinhold is a great guess or someone like him. Think ensemble casts.

HappyGeisha said...

Seth Green!

Kathy Amaral said...

Tom Everett Scott? Filming Z Nation in Portland..Idk I'm not very good at this lol

Erica EastCoaster said...

"Good Will" in the clue..Will smith? Might be filming around PA (lots of colleges) and started off young on Fresh Prince. Doesn't seem likely, since he has kinda become douchey and his kids are obnoxious brats, but if it is him I'll try to forgive and forget. Student loans suck balls, and even w/ working during undergrad and grad, I'll be drowning in them 'til the end of time

Erica EastCoaster said...

FFS, never mind. Missed the Northwest part. Guess my edumacation was a waste of time and $ since I can't read.

Trilby said...

"Teen in a great comedy" made me think immediately of "Fast Times at Ridgemont High". Dena may have nailed it!

Trilby said...

+1 million, Lady H!!!

JAC said...

Seth Rogen was in Freaks and Geeks as a teen... and it was kinda a comedy. Kinda.

He's certainly been the lead in big box office releases while looking more like a character actor, anyway. And he seems like a really cool guy.

nancer said...

i thought vince vaughan immediately.

Henriette said...

Whoever did this is beyond cool.

Tricia S said...

Late back to blind:
John cusak/say anything the iconic teen film
Filming "Rush*"documentary/aka "show perhaps" in undisclosed locations

Aeol said...

I'm terrible at blinds, and this read Michael Cera to me.

evie2345 said...

I'm thinking Cera also.
That's a great thing to do. I hope the student pays it forward with their own kindness to someone else.

The BLS said...

I'm guessing Bill Paxton. That was my first guess.

Alabama said...

Jason Bateman

michelelala said...

Tim Matheson. Animal House as the teen movie (ok- maybe a stretch) & graduated to playing douches.

rolotomassi said...

How long ago did this occur cuz Michael Cera's been on Broadway in "This Is Our Youth" & was rehearsing since August.

My immediate thought was Napolean Dynamite's Jon Heder,but I don't think he's got that kinda $$ &now in Fla filming"Walt before Mickey"

rolotomassi said...

How long ago did this occur cuz Michael Cera's been on Broadway in "This Is Our Youth" & was rehearsing since August.

My immediate thought was Napolean Dynamite's Jon Heder,but I don't think he's got that kinda $$ &now in Fla filming"Walt before Mickey"

Owning It said...

Jason Bateman

TheTruthIsOutThere said...

Dena,
Judd Reinhold WOWZA!

I think he's entered Kenny Rogers territory.

I loved him in Daddy's Dying, Whose Got the Will. It was so corny it was funny.

TheTruthIsOutThere said...

It looks like Judge goes to the same surgeon as Mickey Rourke.

TheTruthIsOutThere said...

^^Judge Reinhold not Judd in link.

Leslie said...

How has no one guessed James Spader yet?

Sandy said...

Not Cusack or Reilly - both are enormous douches. Possibly Cera, although I like the James Spader guess.

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